Research & Funding Opportunities

Research Challenges

To learn about previous IMPROVE challenges, please visit our Funded Projects & Completed Challenges page.

Funding Announcements

NICHD recently sponsored two pre-application webinars in response to the three IMPROVE Maternal Health Centers of Excellence Requests for Applications NIH released (RFA-HD-035, RFA-HD-036, and RFA-HD-037). To view the recordings of these webinars and to read the questions and answers from each, please visit the IMPROVE Maternal Health Centers of Excellence Frequently Asked Questions page.

Number Exp. Date Activity Code(s) Title
NOT-HD-22-043 May 8, 2025 R01, R03, R21, U54, U24 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Implementation Science to Advance Maternal Health and Maternal Health Equity for the IMPROVE initiative
NOT-HL-22-054 N/A N/A Notice of Information: Research Opportunity Announcement OTA-20-014-C IMPROVE Community Implementation Program (IMPROVE-CIP) Solicitation for Research Coalitions
NOT-EB-21-001 April 6, 2023 R41, R42, R43, R44 NOSI: Small Business Initiatives for Innovative Diagnostic Technology for Improving Outcomes for Maternal Health
RFA-HD-23-037 December 6, 2022 U24 Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence Implementation Science Hub/Resource Center (Clinical Trial Optional)
RFA-HD-23-036 December 6, 2022 U24 Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence Data Innovation and Coordinating Hub/Resource Center (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
RFA-HD-23-035 December 6, 2022 U54 Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence (Clinical Trial Optional)
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